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Installation and Compatibility

The Phanteks PH-TC14CS can be installed on any modern platform. Its mainboard compatibility list can be found on the manufacturer's official website. The cooler uses the same fastening system as the dual-tower PH-TC14P?, therefore the installation instructions are the same with one exception. You have to use the included L-shaped hex key to tighten up the screws due to the horizontal orientation of the heatsink.

That’s not very convenient. On the other hand, the installation procedure is not as difficult as to write it down as a serious downside of this cooler.

It must be noted that the heat pipes do not conflict with memory modules as is often the case with down-draft coolers.

But the bottom fan is almost pressed against the heatsinks on our memory modules.

 

It fit in, though, as you can see.

When installed, the cooler’s heatsink covers everything around the CPU socket:

In other words, the air flow from its fans goes to all of the mainboard’s power components and even to some of the memory modules. So, the Phanteks PH-TC14CS is going to be a perfect solution for users who want these components to be cooled properly.

 
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